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Marantz SA8005 Super Audio CD Player / DAC

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Marantz today introduced the audiophile-grade SA8005 super-audio compact-disc (SACD) player, which features faster, low-noise and lower impedance symmetrical circuits with high-quality components, over the SA8004 SACD player. The loading mechanism virtually eliminates resonance, while its reduced distortion spectrum gets the very best audio quality from SACDs.

Besides being a top-class SACD player, the SA8005 also functions as a standalone digital-to-analog convertor (DAC), using the Cirrus Logic CS4398 chip. The unit has optical and coaxial digital input for various digital sources, a USB-A input on the front panel for popular portable devices, as well as an asynchronous USB-B input for direct connection to a PC. The asynchronous USB-B input supports decoding and playback of high resolution audio DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz formats and features a newly developed ground/signal isolator technology which virtually eliminates PC noise.

The rugged chassis features a dual layer bottom plate for high rigidity and freedom from vibration-induced distortion, and the center mounted disc drive features its own isolated sub-chassis that provides further vibration protection. The front panel USB-A port lets you connect your favorite portable audio device, and is compatible with iPod, iPod touch and iPhone sources. The rear panel USB-B port lets you connect your home PC to play back digital audio files, including high resolution PCM and DSD tracks.

Marantz SA8005 SACD Player Back

The SA8005 also features an accurate dual-system clock, a Toroidal transformer, a double-layered bottom plate for extra stability, fully discrete headphone amplifier, and a system remote, which controls the SA8005 and the matching PM8005 amplifier.

Price and Availability
The Marantz SA8005 Super Audio CD Player with USB-DAC will be available for $1,199.


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